Look into my eyes

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled

The power is in your hands

Recycle Your Electricals has one mission – to get the nation reusing and recycling your old electricals. It’s simpler than you think.

Nick Freeney and Andrea McLean introduce Give-Back January campaign to donate old electricals


It’s easier than ever to put your old electricals to good use

Brits were planning to splash out on 53 million new electricals between Black Friday and Christmas Day. Now what should we do with all the old gear Santa has replaced?

With Give-Back January, donating or recycling your unwanted electricals is simpler than ever – and you’ll be helping someone who really needs them.

Join TV presenter Andrea McLean and husband Nick Freeney to give something back this month.

Old electricals? What you can do

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled.

Lily Cole models ethical jewellery made from recycled electricals by Lylie's


How your old electricals become ethical jewellery and more…

“Electronic waste is unique in that it is highly valuable – it often contains precious metals which can be transformed and reused.”

Why Lily Cole is backing the campaign to get the nation recycling our unwanted tech.

Recycling our old electricals is a win-win

Protecting health and the environment and putting valuable resources back into the economy.

What’s the problem?

Discarded electricals are one of the fastest growing sources of waste – and a big threat to the environment and human health.

About the issue

Benefits of recycling

Recycling old electricals is better for the planet and your pocket. It means more jobs and saving precious resources.

About the benefits

How recycling works

From your home to your recycling centre to brand new products – the precious materials in old electricals get a new lease of life.

How recycling works

What you can recycle

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled – and most of the materials in them can be made into new products.

What can be recycled

In focus

With the best research and the smartest solutions we’re tackling electrical waste together.

Hidden treasure

Meet the people who aren’t taking the waste challenge lying down, as award-winning photographer Gregg Segal gets behind the campaign.

Discover your hidden treasure


He’s come to hypnotise the nation. Gaze into his eyes and you will feel a sudden, overwhelming urge to bag up your old electricals for recycling, recycling, recycling.

Fall under his spell

Cash in your old tech

TV’s Kate Thornton and the BBC’s personal finance expert Paul Lewis join the campaign to spell out how you can get a windfall from your unwanted electricals.

Cash in your electricals
graphic spelling out WEEE - Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment almost 3000 drop off points for electrical recycling in the UK graphic showing 75 per cent of eletricals materials can be recycled


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